15mm Sculpting Update

Hello all. Just wanted to post the WIP for the little sculpt I’m having a go at.

So, as you can see it’s been coming along. However, there is so much wrong with it! For a start; that bloody head is enormous and he’s got a pair of rather short legs (or maybe he’s wearing his trousers slung low a la yoof!). The comparison model is from the Ion Age range and is probably one of the medium sized human figures, so you get an idea of my effort at scale.

On the plus side, this has been my first proper go at sculpting a full figure at this scale and I’ve learnt one hell of a lot in the couple of hours I’ve actually spent doing it. I’m also quite keen to get stuck into the next challenge of the remaining hand and the big question of what will it hold? A Spanner? A Weapon? A Clipboard (or suitable 29th Century equivalent)? Ooooooo, I just don’t know! It may be a few days until I get any more done though, so plenty of time to mull it over.

Thanks for looking.

 

15mm Sculpting Update

Gang Member 2 and a bit of sculpture

The second 15mm Space Pirate is now painted up and ready for some reavin’ and raidin’. Another one of the Khurasan post apocalypse range, this one painted up quite nicely and there are plenty of variants which I could’ve tried out (good thing I’ve got more than one of each figure!) and I’ve got some plans for weapon swaps and so forth in the future.

Today I also tried my hand at a bit of 15mm scale sculpting during some down-time at work this afternoon. I’ve made a number of abortive attempts over the years at sculpting 28mm stuff but always lost interest or real life interruptions would scupper my best laid plans. In any case, this afternoon I bent myself a wire armature, jammed it into a cork and dusted off my battered tub of ProCreate putty and started to wave my sculpting tool about a bit. These are the results so far:

Okay, so I’m not giving up the day job but I’m pretty pleased with it so far. Characteristically though I’ve not got a plan and am working toward a generic sci-fi crewman or trader type. Still lots to do though and I’m kind of dreading the arms and the head, but hey, it might be a bit of a wonk…… but it’s mine!

Thanks for looking.

Gang Member 2 and a bit of sculpture

15mm Gang Member

Still on the 15mm figures at the moment and the Post Apocalypse gang member sets from Khurasan miniatures are pretty fabulous. Whilst I like the Ion Age figures a great deal, the Khurasan figures certainly pip them to the post in terms of crispness of casting – granted my experience is faily limited as yet and I hope to purchase the Prang Raiders set in the near future (this month’s freebie from Ion Storm is a robot monkey, which quite frankly I must have). As well as being impressed with the quality of the Khurasan figures I was amazed at how little time it took for my models to make it all the way from the USA, it was in fact much quicker than several UK based companies that have only been a few hundred miles away! Well done Khurasan, rest assured that my wishlist is ever growing.

Now, onto the painted figure, this was one of the Post Apocalyplse gang members that is frankly beautifully detailed. Simple, elegant and a joy to paint I even managed to get a hint of lipstick on. This model (and the rest of the gang) would be great for the obvious Mad Max/Fallout type game, but I think they’d make great Necromunda Gangers or Space Pirate types.

Ganger1

Ganger1 Side

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15mm Gang Member

15mm Sci-Fi… the latest addiction!

So, after a little break and some time doing the dangerous thing of wandering around the interwebs looking at new miniatures I stumbled across the splendid world of 15mm miniatures.

Many years ago I painted up a few 15mm WWII units for a friend, but never really engaged with WWII miniatures generally and didn’t get around to exploring the scale any further. Fast forward a few years and I am suddenly beset with a myriad of different vendors whose ranges cater for every possible science-fictional taste and are no doubt eager for my hard earned cash! Since (as has probably been made abundantly clear) I am a slave to by baser impulses, I went shopping.

My first port of call was Alternative Armies (who I had first become aware of in the days of Slaughterloo) and their oh so very fun Ion Age range. I promptly purchased their Year One and Year Two Collections which contain a grand total of 24 of the monthly bonus figures that normally come with any order. These turned out to be a real surprise and, although a little chunky, are really great miniatures packed full of character.

So far I’ve painted one of the models, listed as a Female Legion Officer, and it was quick and fun. I’m going to be using her as the dastardly mastermind of an Intergalactic crime syndicate…. or something (faux superhero cape being a physical manifestaion of her delusions of grandeur).

Female Legion Officer 2

Female Legion Officer 1

There’s quite a few left to do, I’ve organised a few mercenary/loveable rogue types who’ll head up a series of good vs. evil antics, robots and aliens. There are however a few I’ll probably leave for some more seasonal adventures i.e. robot santa and Halloween witchy-poo lady.

I’ve also been spending some time customising some solo rules so I can actually get some gaming (for one) in. I’ll be posting some narrative games and more painted models soon

Thanks for looking.

15mm Sci-Fi… the latest addiction!